Name: The Courtyard House
Location: Westwood, California
Size: 2,800 square feet
Perhaps some of you remember architect Tom Robertson's Horn House (aka the Courtyard House) from the CABoom architectural tour in 2007. The Westwood residence was designed to resemble a loft, but with the inclusion of a large courtyard space that gives the home its name and most prominent feature. The house is also notable for its green upgrades, including solar panels, radiant heating, sustainable wood flooring and an abundance of colour throughout…
Our favorite feature of the Courtyard House is the pine breakfast nook; we don't usually care for knots in our wood, but somehow the space seems to require some visual quiet with everything else going on and the nook provides that section of calm; the effect and material extends out with sliding panel dividers and bookcases that make the home a book lover or collector's abode. And maybe it's just us, but the dividing bookcase that partitions the stairs from the living room almost looks like a hand shaped into a gun (thumbs up, two fingers out), doesn't it?
[via The Contemporist]